THE METAPHOR MAKER is the story of a young woman in search of a metaphor to live by SpringBerkeley anti war activist and would be poet Madeline Prescott embarks on an inner quest a spiritual journey born out of grief for a brother lost in war, a country whose leaders are cut down by violence, and a family torn apart In a coastal town bookshop filled with odd and comforting characters, Madeline finds a temporary nest in which to heal, re imagine hope, explore romantic love, and discover her own poetic voice Madeline s quest is set in one of the most turbulent times in American history, when middle class youth felt passionate about ideas than financial success Philosophy was in vogue poetry was everywhere Women were just finding their voices THE METAPHOR MAKER ultimately portrays the power of empathy, hope, and generosity of spirit in a pluralistic, rapidly changing world


10 thoughts on “The Metaphor Maker: A Novel

  1. Lucinda Claire Lucinda Claire says:

    My memories of the 1960s are vague, having been only a child during the decade However, Patricia Adams Farmer brings the key events of that pivotal time to life with extraordinary style Her skillful use of language elucidates scenes and evokes emotion the way a master artist paints a picture layer upon layer until I was there, at Van Gelder s sipping tea, on the beach at Laguna taking in the salty air, in Watts swept up with the crowd rushing to see RFK, even to Viet Nam, witnessing an unt My memories of the 1960s are vague, having been only a child during the decade However, Patricia Adams Farmer brings the key events of that pivotal time to life with extraordinary style Her skillful use of language elucidates scenes and evokes emotion the way a master artist paints a picture layer upon layer until I was there, at Van Gelder s sipping tea, on the beach at Laguna taking in the salty air, in Watts swept up with the crowd rushing to see RFK, even to Viet Nam, witnessing an unthinkable atrocity.From the first chapter, the main character drew me in Madeline Prescott was like a new friend I wanted to knowandabout I was touched by her tenderness, and impressed with her tenacity She isn t flawless On the contrary, she s fully human, making her evencompelling I felt privileged to be a part of Madeline s spiritual journey As her search evolved, I was challenged to consider my own spiritual perspectives.This is the perfect book for a study group or book club Its multiple facets provide many opportunities for open conversation as well as self reflection and revelation


  2. Jennifer Kittleson Jennifer Kittleson says:

    This is a beautiful novel involving hard questions, and some answers regarding the protagonist s encounters with faith and the problem of evil It helped me with some personal wrestling with grief, faith, and the problem of evil.